Asparagus becomes latest promising crop
Farmers in Ha Noi's suburban Phuc Tho District are making more money after turning to a new crop, asparagus.
Clean-up time for abattoirs
A recent directive of the agriculture and rural development ministry has asked provinces and cities to strictly deal with slaughterhouses and abattoirs that do not obey food hygiene and safety regulations.
Da Nang has fulfilled more than 92 per cent of the criteria for reform completion in the Provincial Public Administration Reform Index for 2014. The city leads the index at 11 per cent higher than the national average of 81 per cent.
With an annual income of more than VND2.5 billion (US$111,200), a farmer in the northern province of Quang Ninh has fellow farmers queuing up to learn his new techniques in agriculture production.
Immunisation does save lives
Most Vietnamese children aged 12-23 months were fully vaccinated before their first birthday, experts told a workshop held by Viet Nam's Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS2014) yesterday.
Slow progress on highway upgrade
About 21 of the 38 projects to upgrade National Highway No 1 from the central Thanh Hoa Province to the southern Can Tho Province have been completed in 18 months.
Free check-ups and medicine were provided to residents in two disadvantaged communes in Cambodia by the military high command of the southern province of Long An.
Police investigate attack on local journalist
Police in northern Thai Nguyen province are investigating a severe attack on a local journalist that occurred this morning while he was on his way to work.
‘National Highway's upgrade delayed by investors, contractor'
About 21 of the 38 projects to upgrade National Highway No 1 from the central Thanh Hoa Province to the southern Can Tho Province have been completed in 18 months.
Traffic policemen prepare for new school year ceremony
Ha Noi's road and railway traffic police division (PC67) said it would try its best to ensure the capital's traffic and road safety during the new academic year ceremony tomorrow.
Ministry pushes for students' health insurance coverage
In a recent official dispatch, the education and training ministry ordered education departments and schools to expand the health insurance programme for achieving universal coverage among students and pupils.
Education and training ministry unveils new education programme
Education and training ministry unveils new education programme

The education and training ministry (MoET) yesterday introduced a draft of the overall general education programme to collect feedback from experts and the public.

Strange disease identified as hepatitis
Strange disease identified as hepatitis

A strange disease that has affected 45 residents in the Central Highland province of Kon Tum's Ia Chiem and Dak Nang communes since May this year has been identified as hepatitis A, according to the provincial Health Department.

80,000 Vietnamese labourers work abroad within 8 months
80,000 Vietnamese labourers work abroad within 8 months

Nearly 80,000 Vietnamese labourers went to work abroad from January to August this year, marking an increase of 8.21 per cent, over the same period last year, statistics  from the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs' Overseas Labour Management Department (OLMD) show.

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A tiring push for success seen as doomed to fail A tiring push for success seen as doomed to fail

It is just after seven in the evening when Nguyen Minh Trung gets home. It's been a long day, more than 12 hours, in fact, and he's exhausted.

Mountains of coal sludge still threat to lives in Quang Ninh Mountains of coal sludge still threat to lives in Quang Ninh

Wiping sweat from his forehead, 36-year-old Trinh Duc Sang took big strides along a road covered with muddy coal sludge and dirt to the place that was his home until just three weeks ago. He climbed a rickety ladder that buckled under his weight to reach his neigh-bour's house overlooking a creek. From there, he crossed into his old home.

Wounds begin to heal between US, Viet Nam 1    Wounds begin to heal between US, Viet Nam

Pham Ba Lu swore thousands of times that he "would not live under the same sky as the United States".

Mental disorders affect 10% of Viet Nam's population: MoLISA Mental disorders affect 10% of Viet Nam's population: MoLISA

Nearly 9 million people in Viet Nam, or 10 per cent of the population, suffer from mental disorders, including 2.5 per cent with serious mental illnesses under social protection.

Planning sector needs much simplification Planning sector needs much simplification

Over the years, a total of 71 legal documents and ordinances and 73 decrees have been enacted by the National Assembly and the Government to regulate planning in Viet Nam.